Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 682,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 682,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 948,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 682,500

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13110 records found.